Helping the women in our life

Today is International Women’s Day—a yearly celebration of gender progress and a recognition of the strong women leaders who came before us.

While serving in the United Nations, I saw firsthand the devastating effects of gender inequality and economic oppression towards women and young girls in war-torn countries like Afghanistan and Somalia.

It is sad to think that there are still many places in the world where young girls are not even taught to read or write. It’s estimated that there are now half a billion illiterate women across the world.

Domestically, Congress is not doing nearly enough to support women with healthcare, parenting, and in the workplace.

This White House has slashed family planning services, tried to end health insurance provisions for low-income mothers, and we are still among the only developed countries in the world which do not offer paid maternity leave.

We need to do a better job for our mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, and ALL WOMEN within our communities.

Help me get to Congress so I can enact legislation so we can fix these issues, improve health access for young mothers, and level the economic playing field so every gender has equal opportunities: Donate $15, $25, $50, or any amount you prefer. Every amount helps the campaign immensely.

 – Nancy